The Instructional Specialist Certification program is the Master Level of the HealthCare Partnership Nicotine Dependence Treatment Continuing Education & Certification tiered program model. This Certification program supports providers to teach the Instructor level of the Continuing Education Programs. PREREQUISITE to this Master Level Certification is successful completion of an INSTRUCTOR Nicotine Dependence Treatment Continuing Education […]
The University of Arizona HealthCare Partnership (HCP) is part of the SRNT 2023 29th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas!
Come by our Poster Presentation Session 4 on Friday, March 3, from 4:45 pm to 6:15 pm in Salon I (3rd Floor) as we review Virtual Teaching & Learning (VTL) during the pandemic, describing the adaptation of HCP’s Nicotine Dependence Treatment Continuing Education & Certification program: Basic Tobacco Intervention Skills Certification for Native Communities for […]
Nicotine Dependence Treatment Continuing Education & Certification Program
The University of Arizona HealthCare Partnership invites you to join us on the UA Campus in Tucson, AZ for a two-day Nicotine Dependence Treatment Continuing Education and Certification Program! In these classes, you will learn about the pathophysiology of nicotine dependence. They will utilize case studies, audiovisual aids, and return practice demonstrations to equip point-of-care providers […]
HealthCare Partnership recognized as resource for healthcare professionals and Native Communities
The expertise of the HealthCare Partnership faculty and staff, along with evidence-based teaching-learning resources and evaluation design, has resulted in external diffusion, replication, and sustainability of The University of Arizona HealthCare Partnership Nicotine Dependence Treatment Continuing Education Programs. CDC Tips From Former Smokers® campaign: the University of Arizona HealthCare Partnership Nicotine Dependence Treatment Continuing Education & Certification programs are referenced as a […]
HealthCare Partnership Announces Leadership Changes!
The University of Arizona HealthCare Partnership welcomes the return of former colleague and lead personnel Zenén Salazar, BA, MPH. Mr. Salazar played a leadership role in the development and evaluation of the Nicotine Dependence Treatment Continuing Education & Certification Programming. Another welcome to Randa Kutob, MD who will support The University of Arizona HealthCare Partnership Continuing Education & […]
Vaping + Mental Health
Vaping in Youth… Can it INTENSIFY Feelings of Stress? Anxiety? Learn the surprising way this fact was brought to light, the science behind it, and how to protect your own mental health. IMPORTANT: Read the US Surgeon General’s Advisory regarding the current Youth Mental Health Crisis.
Key concerns about FDA’s first e-cigarette authorization for Vuse Solo
“…the Vuse Solo authorization suggests the FDA considers the use of both e-cigarettes and combustible tobacco acceptable when we know that “cutting down” is not an effective harm reduction strategy and that dual use can inhibit attempts to fully quit smoking. Serious concerns also remain about youth use, which is still at epidemic levels, and […]
Pfizer EXPANDS Nationwide Recall of Varenicline/Chantix
In June of 2021 Pfizer suspended distribution of the anti-smoking treatment Chantix. Read more about this here. As of September 17, 2021 the FDA is alerting patients and health care professionals that Pfizer is expanding its voluntary recall to include all lots of varenicline (Chantix) 0.5 mg and 1 mg tablets. Pfizer is recalling these lots due […]
Pfizer PAUSES Distribution of Stop-Smoking Pill Chantix
Pfizer is suspending distribution of the anti-smoking treatment Chantix after heightened levels of the carcinogen N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) were found in some lots of the pills. You can learn more about the decision to suspend distribution temporarily here.
Commercial Tobacco in the Lives of Arizona’s Native People
A statewide live virtual training was coordinated by The University of Arizona HealthCare Partnership and Arizona Center for Tobacco Cessation on March 16, 2021. To learn more about the history and health effects specific to the American Indian Population in Arizona, watch the recorded presentation and download the full Powerpoint presentation here: Commercial Tobacco in the Lives of Arizona’s Native […]
HAPPENING NOW: Live Instructor-led VIRTUAL Programs
The University of Arizona HealthCare Partnership Instructors are Hosting Virtual Nicotine Dependence Treatment Continuing Education and Certification Programs LEARN, TEACH, PRACTICE Earn Certification to Enable you To Prevent and Treat Nicotine Dependence. Visit the HealthCare Partnership Event Calendar https://www.healthcarepartnership.org/calendar/ for dates and details. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-626-9344 to register or for more information.
COVID-19: How Smoking Can Increase Your Risk (Watch Video)
Mark Martz, PhD, assistant professor of practice at the University of Arizona Zuckerman College of Public Health and director of the Arizona Center for Tobacco Cessation explains how COVID-19 affects your lungs and talks about how quitting smoking reduces your risk of being exposed to the virus and the possible negative health outcomes caused by COVID-19.
COVID-19 MAY HIT POPULATIONS WITH SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS PARTICULARLY HARD
ADVERSE EFFECTS OF SMOKING OR VAPING MORE SERIOUS AMONG PEOPLE WHO SMOKE OR VAPE Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse posted “Because COVID-19 attacks the lungs, those who smoke tobacco or marijuana or who vape may be especially threatened.” “Vaping affects your lungs at every level. It affects the immune function in your nasal […]
Are Smokers and Vapers at Higher Risk of COVID-19 infection?
There is some excellent information from the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit in the following PDF. A couple of things that we want to draw attention to are: Risk of Hand-to-Mouth Virus Transmission Smoking and vaping involve frequent contact between fingers and lips. This increases the possibility of transmission of virus from hand to mouth. In […]
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Smoking Cessation: A Report of the Surgeon General
On January 23 the U.S. Surgeon General released a new report about quitting smoking. Following are a number of resources which you can visit to learn more about the report. You can: Read the report Download the full report View the live presentation on Twitter
CDC Urges Clinicians to Report Possible Cases of Unexplained Vaping-associated Pulmonary Illness to their State/Local Health Department
The following is an updated version of the information posting sent to public health officials via CDC’s Epidemic Information Exchange system (Epi-X) on August 2, 2019. As of August 14, 2019, 30 cases of severe pulmonary disease have been reported to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). Using a case definition drafted by DHS, […]
CNBC’S “VAPORIZED: AMERICA’S E-CIGARETTE ADDICTION” WITH CARL QUINTANILLA PREMIERES MONDAY JULY 15 AT 10PM ET/PT
CNBC’S CARL QUINTANILLA TAKES ON THE HIGHLY-CHARGED VAPING PHENOMENON IN A NEW CNBC ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY CNBC EXPLORES THE E-CIGARETTE INDUSTRY WITH UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS TO MARKET LEADER JUUL LABS ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., June 27, 2019 – On Monday, July 15 at 10pm ET/PT, CNBC presents “Vaporized: America’s E-Cigarette Addiction,” a comprehensive look inside the rapidly growing and […]
How to Quit Juul
With e-cigarette use growing 78 percent among high schoolers in just one year, it’s no surprise that people are struggling to quit JUUL and are searching for help. Our new resource details our free, first-of-its-kind text message program for quitting e-cigarettes and lays out the facts about nicotine, providing young adults and parents the support […]
Surgeon General releases advisory on E-cigarette epidemic among youth
U.S. Surgeon General Vice Adm. Jerome M. Adams issued an advisory today stressing the importance of protecting children from a lifetime of nicotine addiction and associated health risks by immediately addressing the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use. E-cigarette use among youth has skyrocketed in the past year at a rate of epidemic proportions. According to […]
The 5 ways tobacco companies lied about the dangers of smoking cigarettes
Cigarette advertising has been banned on TV for almost 50 years, so why are tobacco industry ads appearing on prime time again? Watch this clever yet serious video about how the big tobacco companies have failed the general public. The country-style parody song tells why the tobacco companies have to apologize. If you are interested […]
Use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) – Short & Long Term Health Effects
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE, 2018 The Food and Drug Administration commissioned the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to evaluate current scientific evidence of the health effects related to the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems. The report, Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes, concludes that there is substantial […]